Popular city centre Scandi café set to open second site in New Era Square

Sheffield’s gorgeous-looking, Scandi-inspired café, Hygge is set to open a second venue in the city centre following the securing of new premises in the £70million New Era Square scheme.

The new venue, named Lykke, will be one of the first eateries to open in New Era Square, hoping to benefit from the hundreds of students expected to make the move to the development this summer. Fit out of the new Scandi cafe, which includes a large outdoor space, is now under way with opening slated for the beginning of August.

Owner Alex Moore said: “New Era Square is a fantastic new pedestrianised space which I am excited to bring Lykke and our Danish concept of a relaxed multi-function work, meeting, eating and drinking space to it in August.

Andy Yang of New Era Developments with Jessica Bell and Alex Moore from Scandi cafe, Lykke

Andy Yang of New Era Developments with Jessica Bell and Alex Moore from Lykke

“It has been very well done by the landlord and is comparable to similar schemes in London and Manchester. I am confident New Era Square will become the new go-to eating and drinking destination in Sheffield.”

Once open Lykke, which translates as ‘happiness’ from Danish, will offer full table service despite the upcoming easing of restrictions. Alex explained: “Although restrictions on hospitality businesses are set to be lifted, we will continue to offer full table service as the emphasis at both businesses is on relaxation.

“We want people to enjoy the space we have created and spend time in it, whether that is to work during the day or meet friends for cocktails and food in the evening.”

Scandi cafe Lykke's sister venue, Hygge

Lykke’s sister venue, Hygge, in Fitzallan Square

Alex, who moved to Sheffield eight years ago, opened Hygge Café in 2019, just six months before the pandemic hit.

He said: “As a small independent business we have been very grateful for the grants throughout the pandemic. They have enabled us to survive and now grow the business. It has been very hard to watch fellow hospitality business owners struggle in the pandemic, but now that restrictions are being lifted, I am very positive for the sector in Sheffield.”

Lykke will be joined by several other new eateries expected to open between June and September this year. Jerry Cheung, developer of New Era Square expects the scheme to be fully occupied by the end of the year.

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